Period
to 27 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 27 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Science Degree
UK > England
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 278 329 300
Rank change year-on-year +51 -29 +17
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 232 573 846
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.84% 0.74% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.37% 3.69% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 362 542
Median daily rate £475 £475 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.04% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £325
90th Percentile £723 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 26
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +29.50% +3.92%
10th Percentile £34.75 £34.55 £21.42
90th Percentile £39.18 £53.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.25 £34.75
% change year-on-year -22.65% +30.22% +8.59%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 6,887 15,537 17,404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 24.83% 20.19% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,192 9,606 10,318
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £255
90th Percentile £645 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 718 847
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.41% +42.00% -2.69%
10th Percentile £15.04 £14.21 £13.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £60.40 £51.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% +44.00% -6.49%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the England region over the 6 months to 27 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +61 155 £500 -4.76% 129
South West +83 21 £481 +6.83% 22
South East +93 20 £475 +5.56% 56
North of England +107 11 £356 -8.13% 34
Midlands +76 11 £325 -13.33% 42
East of England +62 10 £431 +7.81% 19
North West +76 6 £430 +10.97% 20
West Midlands +55 6 £375 -0.33% 25
Yorkshire +76 5 £210 -45.81% 6
East Midlands +41 4 £325 -13.33% 17
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 231 (99.57%) Degree
2 220 (94.83%) Computer Science
3 88 (37.93%) Java
4 73 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (28.45%) JavaScript
6 62 (26.72%) SQL
7 55 (23.71%) HTML
7 55 (23.71%) Problem-Solving
8 54 (23.28%) Python
9 51 (21.98%) CSS
10 50 (21.55%) Finance
10 50 (21.55%) Analytical Skills
11 47 (20.26%) AWS
12 45 (19.40%) Linux
13 38 (16.38%) Master's Degree
14 37 (15.95%) Banking
14 37 (15.95%) Azure
15 35 (15.09%) DevOps
16 34 (14.66%) C#
17 33 (14.22%) Oracle
18 32 (13.79%) Software Engineering
19 29 (12.50%) AngularJS
19 29 (12.50%) Microservices
20 28 (12.07%) HTML5
20 28 (12.07%) MySQL
20 28 (12.07%) Management Information System
21 27 (11.64%) .NET
22 26 (11.21%) QA
23 25 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
23 25 (10.78%) Git (software)

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (6.47%) Apache
1 15 (6.47%) Apache Spark
2 9 (3.88%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.02%) Appian
4 6 (2.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (2.16%) Red Hat Fuse
5 5 (2.16%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.72%) IIS
6 4 (1.72%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.72%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.29%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (1.29%) JBoss
7 3 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.86%) Apache Synapse
8 2 (0.86%) CMS
8 2 (0.86%) Predix
8 2 (0.86%) ThingWorx
9 1 (0.43%) Confluence
9 1 (0.43%) Jetty
Applications
1 8 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.59%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.86%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.43%) Camtasia
5 1 (0.43%) InVision
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.43%) Sketch
5 1 (0.43%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.29%) Summit
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.43%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 47 (20.26%) AWS
2 37 (15.95%) Azure
3 12 (5.17%) GCP
4 11 (4.74%) GitHub
5 10 (4.31%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (3.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (3.45%) Amazon EKS
7 8 (3.45%) Datadog
8 7 (3.02%) Power Platform
9 5 (2.16%) Serverless
10 4 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (1.29%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (1.29%) Azure Machine Learning
11 3 (1.29%) Google Play
11 3 (1.29%) PaaS
11 3 (1.29%) SaaS
12 2 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.88%) DNS
2 8 (3.45%) DHCP
3 7 (3.02%) Firewall
3 7 (3.02%) SNMP
4 6 (2.59%) HTTP
4 6 (2.59%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.16%) IPsec
5 5 (2.16%) LAN
5 5 (2.16%) VLAN
5 5 (2.16%) WAN
6 4 (1.72%) POP3
6 4 (1.72%) SMTP
6 4 (1.72%) VPN
7 3 (1.29%) SSH
8 2 (0.86%) 2G
8 2 (0.86%) 3G
8 2 (0.86%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.86%) Internet
8 2 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.07%) MySQL
2 24 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 19 (8.19%) Big Data
4 18 (7.76%) NoSQL
5 15 (6.47%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (6.03%) Relational Database
7 12 (5.17%) Hadoop
8 8 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (3.45%) ArangoDB
9 7 (3.02%) Power BI
10 6 (2.59%) MongoDB
11 5 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (2.16%) Tableau
12 3 (1.29%) Data Lake
12 3 (1.29%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.86%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 25 (10.78%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.33%) Jenkins
3 11 (4.74%) Maven
4 9 (3.88%) JIRA
5 8 (3.45%) JUnit
6 6 (2.59%) git-flow
7 5 (2.16%) Ant
7 5 (2.16%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.16%) JMeter
7 5 (2.16%) Mockito
7 5 (2.16%) Selenium
8 4 (1.72%) Gradle
9 3 (1.29%) Android Studio
9 3 (1.29%) webpack
10 2 (0.86%) Mocha
10 2 (0.86%) Protractor
10 2 (0.86%) Subversion
10 2 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.86%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (21.55%) Finance
2 37 (15.95%) Banking
3 16 (6.90%) Front Office
3 16 (6.90%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.02%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.16%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.16%) Legal
6 4 (1.72%) Electronics
6 4 (1.72%) Marketing
6 4 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.29%) Games
7 3 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.86%) Advertising
8 2 (0.86%) German Language
8 2 (0.86%) Law
9 1 (0.43%) Back Office
9 1 (0.43%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.43%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 105 (45.26%) Developer
2 24 (10.34%) Java Developer
3 20 (8.62%) Analyst
4 15 (6.47%) Architect
4 15 (6.47%) Full Stack Developer
5 13 (5.60%) Senior Developer
6 11 (4.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 9 (3.88%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 9 (3.88%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 9 (3.88%) Lead Developer
7 9 (3.88%) Python Developer
7 9 (3.88%) React Developer
7 9 (3.88%) Support Engineer
8 8 (3.45%) Administrator
8 8 (3.45%) Investment Banking Java Developer
8 8 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
8 8 (3.45%) Operations Support Engineer
8 8 (3.45%) Technical Leader
9 7 (3.02%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (3.02%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (23.71%) HTML
2 51 (21.98%) CSS
3 29 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 28 (12.07%) HTML5
5 27 (11.64%) .NET
6 19 (8.19%) Node.js
6 19 (8.19%) React
6 19 (8.19%) REST
6 19 (8.19%) RESTful
6 19 (8.19%) Spring
6 19 (8.19%) Web Services
7 17 (7.33%) XML
8 15 (6.47%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (6.03%) jQuery
10 13 (5.60%) Kafka
11 12 (5.17%) GraphQL
11 12 (5.17%) LAMP
11 12 (5.17%) OSGi
12 11 (4.74%) .NET Framework
12 11 (4.74%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 50 (21.55%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (12.07%) Management Information System
3 16 (6.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (5.60%) User Experience
5 12 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (4.74%) Data Structures
6 11 (4.74%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (4.31%) Hedge funds
8 9 (3.88%) Cyberthreat
8 9 (3.88%) Mobile App
8 9 (3.88%) Security Operations Centre
9 8 (3.45%) Algorithms
9 8 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (3.02%) Equities
11 6 (2.59%) Data Centre
11 6 (2.59%) Mobile Payment
12 5 (2.16%) Cloud Native
12 5 (2.16%) Clustering
12 5 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (1.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 45 (19.40%) Linux
2 25 (10.78%) Unix
3 24 (10.34%) Windows
4 13 (5.60%) Android
5 9 (3.88%) Windows Server
6 8 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.43%) Solaris
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (94.83%) Computer Science
2 73 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (23.71%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (15.09%) DevOps
5 32 (13.79%) Software Engineering
6 29 (12.50%) Microservices
7 25 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (10.34%) Multithreading
9 23 (9.91%) Scrum
10 22 (9.48%) OO
10 22 (9.48%) Waterfall
11 21 (9.05%) ITIL
12 20 (8.62%) Data Science
12 20 (8.62%) Open Source
13 19 (8.19%) Information Security
14 18 (7.76%) Project Management
14 18 (7.76%) Test Automation
15 17 (7.33%) SDLC
16 16 (6.90%) Mathematics
17 15 (6.47%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 88 (37.93%) Java
2 66 (28.45%) JavaScript
3 62 (26.72%) SQL
4 54 (23.28%) Python
5 34 (14.66%) C#
6 25 (10.78%) C++
7 13 (5.60%) Java 8
8 12 (5.17%) PHP
8 12 (5.17%) Ruby
9 10 (4.31%) Bash Shell
9 10 (4.31%) Shell Script
10 9 (3.88%) Scala
11 8 (3.45%) Kotlin
12 7 (3.02%) ES6
13 4 (1.72%) C
13 4 (1.72%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.72%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.72%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.29%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.86%) Go
Qualifications
1 231 (99.57%) Degree
2 38 (16.38%) Master's Degree
3 22 (9.48%) Security Cleared
4 16 (6.90%) CISSP
4 16 (6.90%) SC Cleared
5 11 (4.74%) GIAC
6 9 (3.88%) GCIH
6 9 (3.88%) SSCP
7 6 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.16%) CCNA
8 5 (2.16%) CCNP
8 5 (2.16%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.29%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.29%) CISA
10 3 (1.29%) CISM
11 2 (0.86%) CLAS
11 2 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.43%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.21%) QA
2 12 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (4.31%) PCI DSS
4 7 (3.02%) SLA
5 5 (2.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (1.72%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.72%) NCSC
7 1 (0.43%) COBIT
7 1 (0.43%) GDPR
7 1 (0.43%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.43%) MiFID
7 1 (0.43%) PMO
7 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (6.90%) Docker
2 7 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.86%) Squid
4 2 (0.86%) vSphere
5 1 (0.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (8.19%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.88%) Terraform
3 8 (3.45%) Nagios
4 7 (3.02%) Ansible
5 2 (0.86%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.86%) Rancher
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.43%) Grafana
6 1 (0.43%) Kibana
6 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.43%) Nessus
6 1 (0.43%) QRadar
6 1 (0.43%) SCCM
6 1 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 33 (14.22%) Oracle
2 18 (7.76%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.33%) Splunk
4 12 (5.17%) Google
5 8 (3.45%) VMware
6 7 (3.02%) Adobe
6 7 (3.02%) Databricks
7 6 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.16%) Cisco
8 5 (2.16%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.29%) Alibaba
9 3 (1.29%) Apple
9 3 (1.29%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (1.29%) Pega
9 3 (1.29%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.86%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.86%) IBM
10 2 (0.86%) MarketAxess
10 2 (0.86%) Sencha
10 2 (0.86%) Zend